Military Spouses of America (MSA) is a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization created to provide information, resources, and support to the spouses of servicemembers (including National Guardsmen, Reservists, and Coast Guardsmen) and veterans around the world. MSA is working on providing information on state by state unemployment benefits, higher education residency requirements, etc..
MSA is monitoring policies by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. The organization encourages military spouses to visit their site weekly for updates as well as joining MSA as a member. Membership is free and you can be kept apprised of relevant legislation developing in Congress–like the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act, and other important developments affecting our community via email.
MSA believes that:
1. family readiness is vital to mission readiness;
2. the well-being of the spouse cannot be divorced from the well-being of the servicemember or veteran (and vice-versa);
3. both the military and veteran communities benefit from well-informed and well-connected military spouses;
4. the spouses of servicemembers and veterans face unique challenges–challenges for which spouses can, and have, come up with the most effective and creative solutions (individually and collectively); and,
5. servicemembers are not the only veterans in military marriages.
MSA* is a non-profit corporation in the state of Texas and a federally tax-exempt 501(c) 3 charity recognized by the IRS (thus all donations are tax deductible).
MSA uses the political power, personal experiences, and social networks of military spouses to:1) educate the public about the issues that military and veteran families face; 2) inform the debate on the needs of these families; and 3) empower themselves and each other.